Sadr Cancels Protest March; Baghdad Under Curfew Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called off his plan for a million-man march Wednesday in Baghdad — out of fear of provoking more violence. The Iraqi capital is still under curfew, even though people are out on the streets. Meantime, U.S. military and Iraqi forces continue to battle Shiite militia loyal to Sadr.
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Sadr Cancels Protest March; Baghdad Under Curfew

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Sadr Cancels Protest March; Baghdad Under Curfew

Sadr Cancels Protest March; Baghdad Under Curfew

Sadr Cancels Protest March; Baghdad Under Curfew

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Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called off his plan for a million-man march Wednesday in Baghdad — out of fear of provoking more violence. The Iraqi capital is still under curfew, even though people are out on the streets. Meantime, U.S. military and Iraqi forces continue to battle elements of a Shiite militia loyal to Sadr.